Tag: Jack Cristil

In honor of Elvis (on his 80th) and Jack

Posted on: January 08,2015

(Editor’s note: Elvis Presley, wherever he is, turns 80 today. In honor of Elvis, who was born in Tupelo, and Jack Cristil, who made his home there, we re-publish this column.) Sixty years or so ago, somebody snapped a photograph of two Mississippi icons. The moment is preserved for the ages: Jack Cristil interviewing Elvis […]

Happy Birthday, Jack!

Posted on: December 10,2012

(Writer’s note: Jack Cristil celebrates his 87th birthday today.  I wrote this column the day Jack Cristil announced his retirement in February of 2011.) Doesn’t matter which university you pulled for, you listened to Cristil. You listened because he put you there, in the stadium. We knew Jack Cristil couldn’t go on forever. Here lately, […]


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